Reformers want more power at the state rather than classroom level, in part because reformers come from outside the
schools and most often have
little or no schoo experience
Thirty-eight or more states are currently engaged in a major effort to improve
K-12 instruction. California, Delaware Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklah-61 Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming, and Florida all have announced plans for new graduation requirements, new accountability models, new accreditation and graduation requirements, statewide tests in all subjects, performance accountability models and instructional remediation (NAEA, 1999).
As politicians …